List of Previous Bangamela



In The term "Bangamela" literally means a confluence of Bengalis - where people with roots in West Bengal and Bangladesh converge to showcase, celebrate and savor Bengal's rich artistic, cultural and literary heritage. From a humble beginning in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1999, Bangamela has become a household name and a "must attend" annual event in the lives of the Bengalis of the Midwest region. The first Bangamela was held in 1999 in Louisville, KY and hosted by Treenaneel. After that subsequent Bangamelas were held in Clarksville, St. Louis, Kansas City, Nashville, Cincinnati, Chicago, Memphis, Columbus, Atlanta and most recently in Washington D.C.




17th Bangamela 2015, Washington DC
July 25-26, 2015
Venue
: Concert Hall of Center For the Arts (CFA) at the George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Host: DHROOPAD
Highlights: Coming Soon
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16th Bangamela 2014, Cincinnati, OH
July 11-13, 2014
Venue:
: The Atrium Hotel and Conference Center, Cincinnati, OH
Host: Mid America Bengali Association
Highlights: Performances by Chandrabindoo, Surojit, Selim and Rosy, Shankar Chakraborty, Anupam Roy
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15th Bangamela 2013, Cincinnati, OH
July 19-21, 2013
Venue
: Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport hotel
Host: Mid America Bengali Association
Highlights: Performances by Anjan Dutt, Neel Dutt, Raghab Chatterjee, Adity Mohsin, Amyt Datta, Kamalini Mukherjee, Lakhan Das Baul, Susmita Goswami, Ananda Gupta, Aishwarya Basu, Aloke RoyChoudhury
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14th Bangamela 2012, Washington DC
July 13-15, 2012
Venue
: Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center Annandale VA
Host: DHROOPAD
Highlights: Performances by Subhamita Banerjee, DOHAR, Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan, Raya Bhattacharya, Sohini Sengupta, Nandikar Theatre Group, Mohiuzzaman Chowdhury, Adity MohsinChandana Majumdar, Mallika Majumder, Debshankar Halder, Swatilekha and Rudraprasad Sengupta, Shahiduzzaman Selim and Rosey Siddique, Ustad Azizul Islam, Nabakumar Basu, Natasha Dasgupta, Rezwana Choudhury Bannya, Ferdous Ara.
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13th Bangamela 2011, Nashville, Tennessee
July 22-24, 2011
Venue
: Nashville Airport Marriott
Host : Mid America Bengali Association
Highlights : Performances by Bhoomi, Lopamudra Mitra, Pt. Santanu Bandopadhyay,Anupam Roy, Prattyush Bandopadhyay, Sukalyan Dance Group, Goutam Halder and Debsankar Halder, Madhumanti Maitra, Abhijit Bose
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12th Bangamela 2010, Nashville, Tennessee
July 2-4, 2010
Venue
: Sheraton Music City Hotel
Host : Mid America Bengali Association
Highlights : Performances by Ustad Aashish Khan, Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty, Chandrabindoo, Rupankar Bagchi, Gandhar, Ashish Bhattacharjee, Parnava Banerjee, Sreyashi Mitra, Alak Roychowdhury
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11th Bangamela, 2009 - Atlanta, Georgia
Venue : The Gwinnett Performing Arts Center
Host : Bengali Association of Greater Atlanta
Highlights : Performances by Aloke Roychoudhury, Bhoomi, Jojo , Pather Panchali , Pratik Choudhury, Shama Rahman, Subhomita Banerjee
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10th Bangamela, 2008 - Columbus, Ohio
Venue : Capital Theatre, Columbus
Host : Central Ohio Bengali Cultural Association
Highlights : Performances by Bhoomi, Chandra Chakraborty, Ferdous Ara, Hans Vermeersch, Ken Zuckerman, Lopamudra Mitra, Parnava Banerjee, Pather Panchali, Pramita Mallick, Ramesh Misra, Satinath Mukhopadyay, Shaoni Mitra, Sohini RoyChowdhury, Srikanto Acharya, Suklyan Bhattacharya and Entourage, Swapan Basu and Swapan Chaudhuri
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9th Bangamela, 2007 - Memphis, Tennessee
Host : Mid South Bengali Association
Highlights : Vocals performances by Rezwana Choudhury Banya, Saikat Mitra, Anup Ghoshal, Jayanta De and Sharmista Chatterjee; Sabyasachi and Amar Sen's Hand Shadow Graphic play; Drama "Dampati" by Madhabi, Biswajit, Moushumi and Papiya
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8th Bangamela, 2006 - Louisville, Kentucky
Host : Treenaneel of Kentucky
Highlights : Performances by Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty, JOJO. Farida Perveen, Nrityagram Dance Ensemble of Bangalore, Amit Ganguli and drama by Kheyali Dastidar, Arindam Ganguli and Aloka Ganguli. Click here for more information
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7th Bangamela, 2005 - Chicago, Illinois
Host : Bengali Association of Greater Chicago
Highlights :Performances by Lopamudra Mitra, Raghav Chatterjee, Nachiketa Chakraborty and Rudra Prasad Sengupta's drama group Nandikar
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6th Bangamela, 2004 - Cincinnati, Ohio
Host : Agrani of Cincinnati
Highlights : Performances by Rezwana Banya Choudhury, Utpalendu Choudhry,Usha Uttap and a drama by Meghnad Bhattacharya, Ramaprasad Banik and Monoj Mitra
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5th Bangamela, 2003 - Nashville, Tennessee
Host : Bengali Association of Greater Nashville
Highlights : Performances by Haimanti Shukla, Srabani Sen, Sumitra Sen, Aloke Roy Choudhuri, Subrata Sengupta, Gautam Halder, Indrajit Banerjee, Ranajit Sengupta, Gouri Sankar and Rudra Prasad Sengupta's drama group Nandikar
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4th Bangamela, 2002 - Kansas City, Missouri
Host : Sangam Midwest & The University of Missouri at Kansas City
Highlights : Performances by Indranil Sen, Sabina Yasmin, Kabir Suman, Budhadeb Guha, Amrita Lahiri and Madhabi Mukherjee
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3rd Bangamela, 2001 - St. Louis, Missouri
Host : Punascha
Highlights : Performances by Leena Taposi Khan, Swapan Basu, Banani Ghosh, Sajaad Khan, Arumoy and Swati Banerjee, Haimanti Shukla, Nivedita Bose and Meghnad Bhattacharya's drama group, Sayak
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2nd Bangamela, 2000 - Clarksville, Tennessee
Host : MABA & Bengali Association of Greater Nashville
Highlights : Performances by Prahlad Brahmachari, Shromona Guha Thakurta, Shrabona Bhattacharyya, Alakananda Roy and Dulal Lahiri's Nandan drama group
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1st Bangamela, 1999 - Louisville, Kentucky
Host : TreenaNeel of Kentucky
Highlights : Performances by Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Madhabi Mukherjee, Sikha Basu, Swapan Basu and Meghnad Bhattacharya's drama group, Sayak. Click here for more information
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